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Creating Interactive Fiction With Inform 7 by Aaron A. Reed

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Chapter 2. Introducing the Inform Application

Inform 7 is not just a programming language, but a free application that helps you organize, write, and release your interactive fiction projects. This means that a single download is all you need to get started making your own IF.

After you’ve installed Inform, we’ll get familiar with how it’s laid out and how its design helps authors of interactive stories do their work. By the end of this chapter, we should have the tools we need to start writing Sand-dancer.

Installing Inform

You can download Inform 7 from http://inform7.com. Click the Download link and then look for the latest release that matches your computer type—Mac, Windows, or Linux.

Installing for Windows

On a Windows machine, double-click the ...

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